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Mabuasehube is an
enchanting and remote part of the harsh Kalahari and offers the most picturesque
(and probably the only) camping sites throughout the Kalahari. It is an
extension of the Gemsbok National Park, located on the Parks eastern border and
covers a mere 1800 square kilometers. 5 Pans can be found here. After the
rainfall season, game viewing can be an awesome experience as animals gather at
the flooded salt pans for water and nourishment.
The 5 salt pans -
Mabuasehube, Khiding, Mpahutiwa, Monamodi and Bosobogola are the biggest
attraction this park
Other attractions in this area are the
Khutse Game Reserve
and Gemsbok National Park.
Because the Kalahari was home to the
San and today is
occupied by the few remaining, you can experience life as it was before
civilisation by watching how these peaceful people live and viewing the remnants
of their ancestors.
Game Viewing: The best viewing time is just after a
good rainfall, usually after March or April, where the game gather at the
salt pans which are usually filled with water. There is a large variety of antelope to be seen which is what
the Kalahari is most known for, as they travel in very large numbers.
These attract the odd predator, although few in number in this region,
they are there, but are difficult to spot. They include lion, cheetah,
hyena and wild dog.
4X4 Trails: The roads in the park are of course
not tarred and after the wet season are sometimes flooded, which makes for
a fun 4 x 4 adventure.
As there are
accommodation establishments in the park, or surroundings, visitors have to
camp. There are no official campsites or facilities, but there are the more
favourite spots which are used and are usually very scenic. Visitors must travel
in groups of at least two 4X4 vehicles and be well equipped with all the food,
water, fuel and equipment needed for the duration of their stay. Permits are
also a must.